Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fabulous Faux Tea Roses

Here we are at the third challenge for the CC3C Challenge!  I had a ton of fun with this project!  Who would have thought to make tea roses this way - Tim Holtz, that's who!  I love it!  Here is the project I came up with:
I decided to make a middle step card with a bit of a vintage romantic theme.  I started off with the basic card that I covered with paper from my favorite Wallflower paper stash.
I then gathered up my supplies including some of my favorite images from B Line Designs, Lisa and the Open Book.  I also used Tim's leaf and love letter Stamper's Anonymous images along with his On the Edge Distressed Doily and Alterations greenery dies.  Please refer to Page 65 in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III book for directions on how to create these gorgeous roses.  It's still not too late to pick it up.  Go to        http://timholtz.com/a-compendium-of-curiosities-volume-iii/ for your copy.
I wanted my little open book to have some pages, so I stamped the book once on cardstock and 3 times on text weight paper.  I stamped the love letter text on two of the pages and adhered all the pages to the center of the cardstock image and finished by wrapping a thin piece of gold cord around the book.
It's a bit hard to see in the photograph, but I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges along with some gold ink.  I edged all the separate images with Vintage Photo as well.  Some Bundled Sage Distress Ink was added to the greenery and Peeled Paint to the leaves.

I finished this piece by adhering all the cut images to the different steps.  The tea roses were the last to be adhered using glossy accents.
I hope you enjoyed my project.  Are you playing along with the challenge yet?  It's not too late!  This week's challenge is sponsored by The Inspiration Emporium.  We will also have another fabulous prize package of goodies from Tim and Mario!  Don't forget to leave at comment at each of the Curiosity Crew Member's pages for your chance to win!  Join us!

Susan

103 comments :

  1. This is a beautiful middle step card. I love the color scheme and the gorgeous details.

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  2. I love how all of the elements work together for your theme. From
    the colors to the design. Amazing stuff. And very lovely.

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  3. Beautiful shading on the roses, lovely card details, especially the book. Wonderful.

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  4. The lady does look quite wistful, as if she had just written a love letter...or a note in her journal. I love the middle stepper card, it shows all the beautiful elements off so well. This is beautiful.

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  5. Great idea the middle stepper card and wonderful roses.
    Have a nice day, Eva

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  6. Susan...your card is so lovely! I love your color combinations. Your B Line Lady is so gorgeous here! I also love your use of Tim's Tattered Doily die cut behind that sweet little dimensional book. Your faux tea roses are amazing! So beautifully shaded and created. Love it all! <3 Candy

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  7. Susan what an amazing card! Love how you placed the profile on one side...amazing! Cute little book too. Karen.x

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  8. Susan, I am swooning over here. This is such a lovely dimensional card. Your roses are perfection! And that sweet little book? Great idea!

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  9. Wow, Susan! What a beauty! The little book is just beautiful! I love your roses too. The whole project is so impressive!

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  10. Your roses are just gorgeous! I've never made a card like this but maybe I'll give it a try. I'll holler if I need help.

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  11. Simply gorgeous! So Victorian in feeling. Love your little book!

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  12. Gorgeous job!! I just love how your roses turned out! Excellent inkin'!
    TFS

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  13. I am entertained by your little book but your roses are perfect enough to have won a gold medal at Chelsea this week.

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  14. Perfect roses,you can almost smell them!

    Donna.x

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  15. I just love your middle step card design Susan! each piece you put on it has made a wonderful vignette! Love that little book, the face and your beautiful roses!

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  16. Beautifully vintage xx Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Love how you combined all the elements. This is such a wonderful design and I love your roses! Wonderful project!

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  18. cool card and those roses do finish it off beautifully xx

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  19. Wow, just beautiful, I love the subtleness of the colors and your roses came out so beautiful.

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  20. What a great card design!! Love your beautiful vintage looking roses and the gorgeous use of that tattered doily die, really stunning card!!

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  21. I love this details on the little book. A gorgeous project all around.
    Jess

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  22. Beautiful! Every detail is wonderful.

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  23. What an interesting way to cut and fold your card. I love interesting folds!! thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. This is the most fabulous middle step card I have ever seen. Your adorning of it is unbelievably beautiful.

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  25. This is simply said...gorgeous! It is so unique and I love what you did with the card! Oh girly...you got mojo going on here!!! hehehe. Hugs.

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  26. What a beautiful card, you certainly achieved the romantic look!

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  27. Susan, this is so beautiful and romantic... that tiny book is my favorite part besides your gorgeous yellow roses, of course!

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  28. Your roses are absolutely the best I've seen! You've colored them brilliantly! I love the design of the card too, and the book is fabulous as is the face! GORGEOUS Susan!!!

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  29. The face really caught my eye. I like the book and roses on this card. Very nice.

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  30. This entire design is just brilliant, Susan! And your roses! HOLY ROCKETS, THOSE ROSES!!! Gorgeous!

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  31. Love this step card. I have never made one but this is so inspiring I am going to have to give one a try. Love all the details

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  32. Your roses are spectacular and I love making these step cards too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. Susan, love the card.. beautiful flowers!

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  34. Susan...I love the vintage, dried feel of your roses. Perfect for any antique style piece!

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  35. Susan this is a very charming step card... love the way you have used the spaces and come up with a very creative card... love your roses being admired by this sweet face... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  36. Very pretty card. Love the tiny book, such a nice touch.

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  37. WOWZA! That book is amazing. Linda keeps writing about the entries from all of us, but the inspiration pieces are amazing in their own right. For some reason I wouldn't have thought this was on a card base...it's just beautiful. So fun!!!

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  38. What a pretty vintage lady and a clever way to use the dolly on edge die cut, nice card.

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  39. Very very pretty card. Love all the elements.

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  40. Such beautiful roses. They look so real. A great card for sure.

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  41. Beautiful, Miss Susan! I love the vintage feel and the layers and layers and layers..... Pretty!!

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  42. Such a beautiful card; I like your middle step card ( I must learn how to make those); the roses are gorgeous , they look real :) !

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  43. Wow this card is so pretty, I love the colors and the vintage feel to it.

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  44. Your project is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  45. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love what you did with this challenge!

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  46. Wow, very charming card! every little details is perfect! your little book has totally amazed me! BArbarayaya

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  47. Who wouldn't want to receive this beautiful card. The roses and the book are lovely and so detailed. Love this!

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  48. Love all the layers the step card creates. Beautiful. Yellow roses are my favorite.

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  49. I've made this type of card many times and I love them, but I have never seen one this genius before! Absolutely beautiful!

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  50. Like really like the unusual card. Tea roses are very pretty.

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  51. OH MY! This is soo pretty and detailed, I clicked big to see it all close up... stunning creation xx

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  52. WOW!! Your roses are so perfect .. I"m jealous. Very pretty !

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  53. What a cool card design! And I love the roses and the little book...

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  54. Your roses look so real and that lovely face, WOW is all I can say.

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  55. I have never heard of a middle step card. Wow is right....can't wait to try this. Thanks

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  56. Very neat effect with the middle step.....enjoyed it! TTFN

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  57. Very Romantic, indeed!! I really love the 3D, layered look of your step card--it all just goes so well with the pieces you've assembled...the pretty doily, the open tome, the lovely little tea roses--I'm feeling very Jane Austen right now!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us, Susan!!

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  58. Oh wow, such intricate detail went into this. The little book is so adorable!!! It must have taken you ages to out this all together. Very lovely and vintagey and romantic.

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  59. awesome card!! so beautiful and elegant!! =)

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  60. So nice and such beautiful roses.

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  61. What a wonderful step card! I love the look of your roses! TFS

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  62. WOW your flowers are stunning! And that little book is too cute! Great job!

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  63. What a fabulous step card Susan!! Beautiful yellow roses.... ..Love it!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration....Jan x

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  64. I love your card. The colors work so well together for a great vintage feel.

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  65. Gorgeous colours, love the yellow roses and the detail you've added to make them so realistic.

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  66. Great shaped card, not seen a middle folded before, and I love all the elements you've used.
    Your roses look amazing too x

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  67. What a lovely card. Your roses are amazing

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  68. Gorgeous card and a very clever use of the shapes.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  69. How creative and unique! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Your roses are beautiful but my fav part of your project is your little book. It really adds depth and is just plain super cute

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  71. Beautiful card. Love how the lovely lady is admiring your sweet roses.

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  72. Wow, Susan! What a Fantastic card! LOVE the Beautiful woman and the book with the stained edges! FAB roses too! Very clever creation!

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  73. Your card does have a lovely retro feel and the roses look amazing

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  74. your card is so elegant and your roses look so real!

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  75. This looks wonderful Susan and love your addition of your faux tea roses. the colours are beautiful and love the style of your project
    x catherine

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  76. I was intrigued that this was based on a card, it is an interesting shape. I liked at your elements and the yellow roses set the scene.

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  77. You card is beautiful Susan. The vintage romantic theme is perfect for flowers and the mini book is SO lovely and SO clever. What a wonderful card to receive. Fingers crossed my pinecone die will arrive in time for me to play along. ;)

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  78. This is SO cool!! I need to try one of those step out cards this one is inspiring me!

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  79. Very interesting project. It's so dimensional and has a story to tell. I've never seen a project like this before and I want to open it! I love the little book too!

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  80. Wonderful card! Your roses are perfect on it!

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  81. The dimension on your piece is wonderful! That book is perfect and I love the yellow roses...

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  82. Beautiful card!!! I'm jealous of you roses! They look perfect.

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  83. Gorgeous ..... love those roses and the little book is just perfect! Linda xx

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  84. Love using a step card to create this beautiful piece of art. This is fabulous!!!

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  85. Your roses are amazing. Love the step card., but you had me at the 3D book.

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  86. Love your unique card! All the embellishments are fabulous!

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  87. Gorgeous piece! The roses are so beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

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  88. I love all the amazing detail, especially the mini book! It is wonderful! Have a super day!

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  89. Beautiful! I love the warm color scheme.

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  90. Susan I do like what you created but I love the little open book it is fabulous, the tea roses were so much fun, I loved making and playing with them.

    Denise xx

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  91. This is a beautiful card Susan! I adore the open book!

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  92. Beutiful! Love your card, so romantic!

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  93. Oh Susan this is a stunner... I love the layout.. and those roses are fantastic, Px

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  94. The card and dimension is wonderful. Very beautiful

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  95. lovely project love those vintage roses and that cute little book x

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  96. Beautiful card. Love the dimension and details.

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  97. What a beautiful card. The roses a soft yellow roses and pale green greenery lend themselves to the romantic feel of the piece. Great use of the doily. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  98. You're amazingly talented susan. Love her angelic face and the detail on the roses.

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